sometimes simon cowell


I’m watching ‘Three Sisters’. Morning syndication at its best. The middle blonde is reminiscing. Ooohing and aahhing about the day she fell in love. The absolute moment she just knew. She fell the second she lay eyes on him. He fell three months later, as he watched her eat a pepper off the floor.

My absolute moment came while packing for the redeye. In the middle of socks, suitcases and filthy timberland boots. The smell of clean laundry and the scent that’s just him. In a mad rush it hit me. Wham! Just like that. I knew.

But when did it hit him? I ask, because I never have before: “Love. The exact moment you fell. When was it?”

He doesn’t lift his eyes from the paper. He doesn’t put down his coffee cup. “Well I didn’t really fall,” he says “It was more like a gradual downward slide.”

(And he wonders why I sometimes call him Simon Cowell.)

“What I mean darling,” He looks at me and smiles. “Is I’m still falling. Every day.”

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25 Comments

  • amrapajalic
    Jun 19, 2006 at 13:18

    That moment. Ah, feeling all mushy now. It happened the first night we met. We were in a cafe talking, the world dissapeared, his blue eyes were level on mine and he was truly listening to what I had to say. He told me he loved me on our second date. I argued with him, told him he couldn’t possibly, that we didn’t know each other. I’m a realist and not much into mushy bullshit. Two days later I realised it was real and told him I loved him back. We decided to get hitched a week after we met, married 8 months after our first meeting, and nearly ten years later, here were are.

  • Jay
    Jun 19, 2006 at 15:22

    Sometimes honesty is just as sweet as the compliment you were expecting.

  • jadasgigi
    Jun 19, 2006 at 16:46

    OMGosh! How sweet! Just follow him to the ends of the earth!

  • Wife de dingus
    Jun 19, 2006 at 17:40

    That is so sweet!

  • misstraceynolan
    Jun 19, 2006 at 18:27

    I love it when a man tells you the truth and not what he thinks you want to hear. To me, that’s the height of romance.

    Nice story, Buffy.

  • Liz
    Jun 19, 2006 at 21:41

    I have officially melted.

  • Barry
    Jun 19, 2006 at 21:52

    Nice story. A little girlie, but nice anyway.

    My wife and I talk about this occasionally, too, and I always smile when I think of the first time I knew she was the one.

  • Barry
    Jun 19, 2006 at 21:55

    Also, I am looking forward to reading your sample work. Do you have a book published?

  • overnighteditor
    Jun 20, 2006 at 1:09

    He did all that with his SMELL?

    I need to review my washing habits.

  • anne
    Jun 20, 2006 at 2:42

    Good save on that one for sure! 🙂 My hubby is constantly giving me the best lines like that. And I love it every time!

  • Bre
    Jun 20, 2006 at 2:46

    Envy is green, but rumor has it I wear it well. That’s delightful and more romantic than anything I’ve heard in a while

  • Hill
    Jun 20, 2006 at 8:55

    Okay if that quote was verbatim, I think I may have just fallen for him too! 😉

    That is a great moment, isn’t it?

  • Katherine
    Jun 20, 2006 at 13:49

    Wow, there’s a man who knows the art of recovery!

  • Jodi
    Jun 20, 2006 at 14:10

    this is a great post and is very linear to my thinking today. i want to ask mine the same quesiton.

  • Peachy
    Jun 20, 2006 at 15:24

    How Romantic.

  • Buffy
    Jun 20, 2006 at 15:31

    He’s definitely the sweeter of the two of us. I recognise this. Appreciate it. Love it. And yeah, it is a lovely thing to say.

    But Katherine…you aint wrong.

  • David
    Jun 20, 2006 at 17:12

    That was like…the perfect answer. Not too clichéd, not too sappy…just right. I’m still grinning all stupidly from the answer!

  • Dawn (webmiztris)
    Jun 20, 2006 at 17:18

    that was a pretty good ‘save’ on his part!

  • Sweety
    Jun 20, 2006 at 19:54

    I agree with David, that is the PERFECT answer!

  • Lizz
    Jun 20, 2006 at 20:47

    It doesn’t get more movie perfect than that.

  • Trixie
    Jun 20, 2006 at 22:37

    I have to admit reading that made me catch my breath. I could see a young Mel Gibson or Tom Hanks saying that right before the big romantic sweeping hug.

  • coolcat
    Jun 21, 2006 at 1:36

    He sounds like Simon Cowell – with a heart 🙂

  • sandra
    Jun 21, 2006 at 7:20

    That’s sweet. I’m sure you’re both still falling, but it’s somehow particularly nice (in my head) when guys who are normally a bit less expressive say something like that.

  • Lynn
    Jun 21, 2006 at 17:22

    Now that is very sweet. Guys have a funny way of answering the questions that torment us, now don’t they?

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